TITLE

Convergent validity of K-SADS-PL by comparison with CBCL in a Portuguese speaking outpatient population

AUTHOR(S)
Brasil, Heloisa H. A.; Bordin, Isabel A.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
BMC Psychiatry;2010, Vol. 10, p83
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Different diagnostic interviews in child and adolescent psychiatry have been developed in English but valid translations of instruments to other languages are still scarce especially in developing countries, limiting the comparison of child mental health data across different cultures. The present study aims to examine the convergent validity of the Brazilian version of the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School- Age Children/Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL) by comparison with the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), a parental screening measure for child/adolescent emotional/behavior problems. Methods: An experienced child psychiatrist blind to CBCL results applied the K-SADS-PL to a consecutive sample of 78 children (6-14 years) referred to a public child mental health outpatient clinic (response rate = 75%). Three K-SADS-PL parameters were considered regarding current disorders: parent screen interview rates, clinician summary screen interview rates, and final DSM-IV diagnoses. Subjects were classified according to the presence/ absence of any affective/anxiety disorder, any disruptive disorder, and any psychiatric disorder based on K-SADS-PL results. All subjects obtained T-scores on CBCL scales (internalizing, externalizing, total problems). Results: Significant differences in CBCL mean T-scores were observed between disordered and non-disordered children. Compared to children who screened negative, children positive for any affective/anxiety disorder, any disruptive disorder, and any psychiatric disorder had a higher internalizing, externalizing and total problem T-score mean, respectively. Highly significant differences in T-score means were also found when examining final diagnoses, except for any affective/anxiety disorder. Conclusions: Evidence of convergent validity was found when comparing K-SADS-PL results with CBCL data.
ACCESSION #
55563636

 

Related Articles

  • You Can Speak Portuguese! Wishard, Tiffany A. W. // Faces;Jan2008, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p33 

    A quiz concerning Portuguese and English language is presented.

  • KONVERSÄ°YON BOZUKLUÄžU TANISI KONAN ÇOCUK VE ERGENLERÄ°N SOSYODEMOGRAFÄ°K, KLÄ°NÄ°K ÖZELLÄ°KLERÄ° VE EÅž TANILARI. Hesapcioglu, Selma Tural; Aktepe, Evrim; Göker, Zeynep; Kandil, Sema Tanr›över // Yeni Symposium;2010, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p184 

    Objective: The aim of this study is to present the sociodemographic features and comorbid disorFakülteders of children and adolescents with conversion disorder which referred from Trabzon and surrounding cities to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of Karadeniz Technical University...

  • This Issue. R. C. G. R. // ESPecialist;2013, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p1 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including Portuguese language, theoretical principles of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), and evolution of argumentation.

  • Support needed for Portuguese pupils.  // Children & Young People Now (Haymarket Business Publications Ltd;10/30/2008, p12 

    The article reports on the call of Lambeth Council for action to address low achievement levels among Portuguese pupils in English schools in south London, England. It states that a council study revealed that low attainment levels among pupils from Portugal are masked within official...

  • The Case of the Lowly Case Report. Carrey, Normand // Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry;2009, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p282 

    The author reflects on the changes regarding the content of submissions of child psychiatry journals. He notes that the editorial board of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) and the executive board decided to adopt a more nuanced policy that will recognize the value...

  • Parenting Profiles versus Parenting Factors and Adolescents' Psychological Disorders. Dwairy, Marwan; Fayad, Mona; Benyaqoub, Naima // Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology;Nov2013, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p1 

    The association between parenting and child's psychological states has been studied mainly according to Baumrind's model of authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive parenting styles or according to Rohner's acceptance-rejection theory. This study, in contrast, rests on the assumption that...

  • PEOPLE.  // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Macau;Mar2007, p2 

    The article provides information on the citizens of the Macau Special Administrative Region of China. The population in the region is mostly Chinese, while the rest are Portuguese or mixed Chinese-Portuguese. Portuguese and Chinese are the official languages of Macau, while English is only...

  • Subject Matter. Warner, Lionel // English Drama Media;Jun2007, Issue 8, p47 

    The editorial presents a discussion on the significance of educational slips in children's education. Examples of humorous responses to tests are given and the editor reflects whether or not these betray a fundamental misunderstanding of the directions, or simply pressured mistakes when students...

  • Africa: The Portuguese connection. de Figueiredo, Antonio // New African;Mar2006, Issue 449, p8 

    The article comments on the emergence of colonial languages, such as Portuguese and English, as dominant languages in Pan-African discourse in 2006. Key issues discussed include background information on foreign relations between Africa and Portugal, the role of Portuguese-speaking Africa in the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics